Nov 14, 2012 8:00am PST
one of its popular models. patti ann browne live in the newsroom with the details. >> toyota will recall 2.77 million vehicles worldwide including some of its popular prius hybrid cars. they say there are steering and water pump problems. it is the carmaker's second multimillion-dollar recall, vehicle recall in a little over a month. toyota says the defects have caused no accidents and can be fixed in an hour or so but this could cost hundreds of millions of dollars for toyota to repair, at least according to one auto analyst. while the recall is widespread, the flaws are considered less serious than in previous recalls in 2009 and 2011. in those, unintended acceleration problems in toyota vehicles were the suspected cause of fatal crashes in the united states. toyota this year recaptured the crown of the world's top automaker after last year's natural disasters which temporarily disrupted production in japan and thailand. this latest recall involves fixing a steering component that could be damaged by wear and tear and replacing water pumps on 630,000 gasoline electric hybri
Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
information on a study showing a possible link between the flu and autism. patti ann browne live with the details. >> hello, rick. the study found women who had flu while they were pregnant were twice as likely to have a child later diagnosed with autism. mothers with a fever lasting a week or longer whether caused by flu or something else were three times as likely to have an autistic child. the study suggests inflammation caused by the mother's immune system during pregnancy could affect the developing child's brain according to "nbc news." the 96,000 children studied were born in denmark between 1997 and 2003. the mothers were interviewed twice while they were pregnant and again when their babies were six months old. it showed women who took certain antibioticses were likely to have a child with autism, -- more likely. it is not known whether those that took the drugs were sicker than other women. women who said they had a cold, urinary tract infection or her piece were not like more likely to have a child autism. they said pregnant women who get the flu should not panic. 99%
Nov 13, 2012 8:00am PST
reached levels rarely seen since the 1800s. patti ann browne with breaking details from the breaking news desk. >> reporter: hi, rick. rains hammered northern an central italy for days leading to devastating flooding. in tuscany, nine inches of rain fell for hours. caused rivers to flood and causing land stlids that swept away vineyards and olive groves. four people killed. among them a woman and two men whose car fell off a collapsed bridge today. 200 people were evacuated from their homes. dozens of people took refuge on their roofs as rivers burst their banks. others were rescued by helicopter as you can see from farms that are underwater. thousands of acres of farmland are submerged as well as many stores and homes. flooding washed out secondary roads isolating several towns the railroad also has been is disrupted. army troops were asked to assist in the emergency. rain left behind record floodwaters in venice. tourists were wading through waist deepwater. others swimming through st. mark's square, some in bathing suits. palaces filled with water. 70% of the lagoon city was flooded. h
Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
something like this, a brown bear looking for something to eat. folks didn't even bother to call the police, they just let him or her just kind of hang out. look, just visiting. jon: he's doing a balance beam routine. [laughter] jenna: cute little guy, right? i mean, as long as you're not too close. jon: i guess he was raiding some trash cans, trying to fatten up, getting ready for hibernation. jenna: never know what you can find. we were thinking about getting jon a brown bear for his birthday. but the crew really came through yesterday. so focused on the election and everything else, we didn't have time to get a cake, but the crew brought in at the very end some of jon's favorite things, snicker bars and an apple strudel from the break room. jon: we're going to put this on our web site. my co-anchor found the perfect t-shirt for me. you're going to have to go to the web site, maybe you can blow it up on your browser, but that is going to be -- jenna: i think they'll get the joke. jon: i will never take it off. jenna: you should have worn it, very chic, very hollywood.